GCMS to interview finalists for principal

GIBSON CITY — Two finalists have been selected for the principal job at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.

Superintendent Anthony Galindo said he and the GCMS school board would interview the finalists at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Galindo declined to identify the finalists, who were selected from among five candidates who participated in first-round interviews last Thursday.

He said last week's interviews went "real well."

"We had some good candidates, and after much discussion and review, we narrowed it down to two finalists," Galindo said.

Galindo said the board will likely call a special meeting to approve a hire in the near future.

There were 32 applicants for the high school principal job. Mike Lindy, who has been principal for nine years, has resigned, effective Sept. 30, after accepting a job as superintendent of the El Paso-Gridley school district.

Galindo said he hopes to have the job filled and the new principal on the job no later than Oct. 1. But given that whoever is hired may need to provide notice to his or her employer, the district is prepared to be "flexible" on when the person can begin the job.

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